New York, busy with four series shooting right now, has the chance to add to that total with pilots for several high-profile series in planning stages. Current series include “The Cosby Mysteries,” plus three others by producer Dick Wolf: NBC’s “Law & Order,” Fox’s “New York Undercover” and “The Wright Verdicts” for CBS.
Pilots that might shoot locally include ABC’s “Under Fire,” based on former Gotham-based FBI agent James Fox’s life, created by Tom Fontana and David Black; “Seventh Avenue,” a garment district creation of former Steven Bochco co-conspirator Bill Finkelstein for NBC and Fox; “Beck,” a CBS half-hour by Gaumont; “The Ward,” from “Moonlighting’s” Glenn Gordon Caron, for ABC; “New York News, ” a CBS pilot; “Island Fever, ” a Long Island-based pilot for WB and ABC created by Michael Filerman (“Sisters”); David Kelley’s “The Pastor’s Wife,” for Fox; and Darren Star’s “Central Park West” for CBS.
There’s also the long-discussed CBS spinoff of Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains It All,” and still another Wolf series based on the exploits of gonzo journalist John Connelly.
Some of these might not make it past the pilot stage, and others, if picked up, could wind up shooting in Hollywood. Still, the town is enjoying more series work now than anytime since the 1960s, and it’s likely the amount will grow.